David Duband - 2013 Charmes-Chambertin
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Inside the bottle: The 85 year-old vines give this wine tremendous depth which can only be revealed with time in the glass, but more importantly, time in the cellar. The 70% whole cluster fermentation used for this wine encourages its more savory, earth notes which fold in what could easily be an excessive amount of fruit. The dark fruit and spice nuances are tucked away deeply inside this rich, wet, forest-scented wine. The texture of the palate is filled with iron, wet stone, graphite and shaded dark fruits. This is a deep and powerful vin de garde. One day, I hope that David will change the name to Mazoyeres, where this 2/3 hectare parcel comes from.
Terroir: David’s parcel of this wine comes from the grand cru, Mazoyeres-Chambertin, a vineyard that can be named on the label as Charmes-Chambertin. Mazoyeres is quite different than most wines from the Charmes as the vineyard has a bit of a geological and climatic difference. It is hard to see when you are in the vineyard, but it lies in the path of the Combe Grisard, which gives the vineyard a bit more cool air and a soil structure that is a more stony and deep than the wine coming from the original grand cru, Charmes-Chambertin.